I'm Lori and I love to craft. I cross stitch, knit and crochet and anything else that takes my fancy! I love to make amigurumi and other knitted and crocheted characters.
I live in the north east of England and when I'm not busy with thread or wool I love to read thrillers and watch things on the TV that make me laugh. I have a love of tattoos too and have quite a collection!
My name is Lorraine, I run a craft business called Hippywitch Crafts.I sell hand made gifts and toys made from felt, embroidery, knitting, crochet and sewing. I love what I do!
You can find me at:
My Etsy shop: www.hippywitch.etsy.com -
My Folksy shop:
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Hello!!! Here's the new flowers this week, love flowers from Aldi as they last three weeks so I can totally justify buying them :-) Been a bit lazy this week, not been keeping the blog as updated as I'd planned and just not very motivated generally for some reason. Think the weather isn't helping at all though as still got gale force winds here, we seem to have been getting them for about three weeks now and I'm a bit bored of it! Seem to have spent a lot of time running in and out and picking up big planters in my yard when they get blown over, I just hope the plants will recover after their battering. Anyway, I'm trying to get myself motivated and kick myself up the bum a bit!
For the stitching this week I've finished three flowers on the strip for my kitchen blind, here's a picture of it.
I'm guessing it'll take around fifteen flowers to be long enough. Inbetween the flowers is backstitched stalks which on the pattern have tiny white stitches for flowers on them but I didn't think the white would show up enough so I plan to add beads to them instead but I'll wait until the stitching is finished first so I can roll it up on the frame as I go. Also stitched something else this week but can't say as it's for a present and I've been making ami's too also for anther present so I can't say any more and will post pictures when they're all in their new homes :-) I have a cushion to make this week for a custom order and want to get the Dolly Mama bag done too.
Daisy and Poppy are growing a lot! I need to get some more pictures of them as they're growing so fast, Poppy seems to be changing colour a bit too, she was all really dark brown but now there's patches of ginger and white starting to come through from underneath, it's very pretty! They're all gangly and there back legs seem to be a bit too long for them which is funny as when they walk they catch up to the front and end up walking a bit sideways like a crab, lol!